Romania – Things To Do & Travel Tips from Locals

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Where Is Romania?

Romania is one of the Eastern European countries, member of the EU but not also of the Schengen zone.

Romania neighbors Bulgaria to the south, Serbia and Hungary to the west, Ukraine to the north, and Republic of Moldova to the east.

One of the biggest advantages of this semi-central European location is the

The country also neighbors the Black Sea. The Romanian Black Sea seaside stretches over 245 km, between the Danube Delta and the Bulgarian border. There are many seaside resorts on the Romanian Black Sea coast. The biggest cities here are Constanța and Mangalia. Holiday resorts include Năvodari, Mamaia, Eforie Nord, Eforie Sud, Neptun, Olimp, Jupiter, Saturn, Venus, Costinești, 2 Mai and Vama Veche.

Mamaia and Vama Veche are the most popular ones, being therefore quite crowded during the high season (July-August).

The Romania time zone is UTC +02:00 or EET, namely seven hours ahead EST.

As of 2018, Romania had a population count of 19.53 million, out of which almost 2 million living in Bucharest. 

Bucharest, the capital city of Romania, is located in the south-east of the country, at about 60mk from the Bulgarian border.

The Danube is Romania’s river boundary with Bulgaria and with Serbia.

The Danube Delta is one of the most sought-after destinations in Romania.

Transylvania is another popular tourist destination in Romania, mainly thanks to the legend of Count Dracula. In Transylvania you can visit Dracula’s Castle (Bran), Dracula’s birth town (Sighișoara) and some of the most beautiful cities in Romania.

Romania Airports

 Romania has several international airports in cities such as Bucharest, Cluj, Constanța, Iași, Arad, Timișoara, Oradea, Sibiu, Suceava and Satu Mare. Most low cost European flight operators serve these cities, making it very easy for locals to travel within Europe.

There are also several local airports such as Brașov and Craiova.

Most international and long haul flights operate from the Bucharest airport – Henry Coandă International Airport (former Otopeni Airport).

Weather in Bucharest

Bucharest, and all of Romania for that matter, is located in a 4-season climate area. The four seasons have distinct features that make them beautiful.

Summers are very hot, while winters can get extremely cold, with daytime temperatures dropping below the freezing point. Spring and fall can get rainy, but they can also offer some beautiful, sunny days, with mild temperatures, perfect for walks in the nature or for urban explorations.

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